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We need your help – won’t take long

HEI would welcome your feedback. We want to evaluate the electric car club with the objective of adapting, improving and developing the initiative in the longer term. Your feedback is valuable and your input is really appreciated. What we are doing is experimental; there are few, if any, other village based electric cars clubs in England. We need your help …

Loading food for the food bank

E-Wheels first 100

People keep telling us what a good idea our e-Wheels is. Yesterday two people came up from London to film us in freezing weather. By 4pm, after 6 hours of standing around in a bitterly cold north wind, there was slightly less of the warm glow of satisfaction left but still pride in what we have achieved. So far we have …

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Tale of the unexpected

I can’t claim it’s a miracle but it was a little unexpected. We were in the school with a contractor assessing the requirements for HEI’s plans to change the whole school over to LED lighting. We had been puzzled, looking at the school’s annual electricity bill, at how much use there was on the night tariff, so Ted had asked the …

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The Car Club under scrutiny

With any project it is always a good idea to get an external opinion periodically as to how you are doing. The time has come for us to do just that. On 16th February we will start process submitting ourselves to scrutiny from Mike Woollacott of Greenwatt Technology consultants http://www.greenwatt.co.uk. Apart from being a bit of an expert on car clubs and …

Christmas and climate

The most potent driver of climate change through man-made carbon emissions might well be shopping. In common with many men, I do not enjoy shopping. There are the things we buy that we truly need, such as food, essential clothing, toiletries. I can do that, as long as I have a list from which I need never deviate (I can’t …

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What did we do in 2015?

This year feels like a success for HEI and we certainly had plenty of electrifying action right from the start, as we worked on the launch of the electric car club. A glance back through the months, however, reveals that more things didn’t come off as did. But we won’t dwell on that because the successes matter rather more than …

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Get electrified this Christmas

The electric car club has been active now in the village for 6 months, in which time we have saved over a tonne and a half of carbon dioxide by comparison with the same use of a similar petrol car. We have also cut Nitrous Oxide emissions using a similar comparison. An increasing number of people are using the cars, …

The ribbon is cut for the Harbury Energy Initiative Car Club.

Welcome To Our New Website

Welcome to our new website. I am delighted that you have chosen to take a look at what we are doing here in Harbury to cut carbon emissions and work towards a sustainable future fit for our children and grandchildren. These are big aspirations and sometimes you don’t fully realise the implications of what you are saying, when you write …